Color Doppler sonography of ovarian masses: a multiparameter analysis.

TitleColor Doppler sonography of ovarian masses: a multiparameter analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsFleischer AC, Rodgers WH, Kepple DM, Williams LL, Jones HW
JournalJ Ultrasound Med
Date Published1993 Jan
KeywordsArteries, Blood Flow Velocity, Carcinoma, Female, Humans, Methods, Ovarian Cysts, Ovarian Neoplasms, Pulsatile Flow, Retrospective Studies, Rheology, Ultrasonography

This study analyzed vessel location, maximum systolic velocity, impedance, and waveform shape in 25 benign and 25 malignant surgically excised and pathologically examined ovarian masses as depicted by transvaginal or transabdominal color Doppler sonography, or both. Those parameters that achieved statistical significance (P > 0.05) between the two types of masses included vessel location, impedance, and waveform shape. Malignant masses typically were characterized by centrally located vessels that had low impedance without a diastolic "notch" in the waveform. Maximum systolic velocities are statistically similar in benign and malignant lesions. Multiparameter analysis may improve the diagnostic specificity and sensitivity of this technique in distinguishing benign from malignant ovarian masses.

Alternate JournalJ Ultrasound Med
PubMed ID8455220
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